Find "Pandemic ponders" in the most recent Huron Church News, written by our very own in-parish congregational coach, Shirley Sewell. It's here on page 9!
Read contributions to the Huron Church News by some of our own by clicking here. --->
Love in the Time of Pandemic by a parishioner is on page 3, and the Ordination Reflection of our Deacon-in-Charge is on page 4.
London Fire Department, Station 12, C Squad have to save their N95s for medical calls, giving any extra to London Health Sciences, so they asked the St Matthew's, Florence, stitchers for facemasks. They said they didn't mind if they were pretty. So they got pretty ones!
From our Deacon-in-Charge:
Over the next few weeks you will likely hear quite a lot about "prayer" here.
It is something that you can do now. Whenever you pray, whatever you say, be assured that God is listening.
At the same time, it is something that is also enriched by our coming together: something that we wait for.
Shirley Sewell, our warden and frequent intercessor at St. Matthew's Church in Florence, has passed on this prayer. You will hear a version of it prayed this Sunday. You are free to offer up these words to God, right now. Read them, pray them, and hope for the day when we can join our prayers together in body and in Spirit.
Enrique Martinez was our student assistant/curate here in the parish a bit ago, and lately takes parish Sunday services wherever needed.
Like most of us, he is home during the COVID-19 shutdowns, but he sent this note to the parish, along with his telephone number and email address. If you wish that contact information, write to us via the box at the bottom of the CONTACT US page.
God has given me a lot of time to pray for our family of the Transfiguration. That is perfect. For our Bishop Todd and all our priests. And all of you.
See our COVID-19 response story here: https://diohuron.org/love-in-the-time-of-a-pandemic-response/
A couple of pews of Transfiguration parishioners, clergy, lay readers, family and friends, were on hand March 4 to celebrate with the Rev'd Dr. Justin Comber as he was ordained a deacon by the Right Rev'd Todd Townshend, Bishop of Huron.
Joan Cofell sent this record of the night:
Fresh fruit kabobs are always on the menu at the St Matthew's Pancake supper as a delicious "anticarb".
They are as popular as the pazckis!
Here, the talented kabob construction crew gets started.
We have no further photos of the evening, as this was the last moment of calm before a syrupy storm!
Every third Monday of the month in winter, starting in November, Florence puts on Gratuitous Grub (free lunch!) for the community at the parish hall at noon.
A good time is had by all.
You are most welcome to drop in!
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